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Title
"Towards a Proper Quantum Theory," annotated article from Dialectica 30 (2/3), 1976
Creator
Levy-Leblond, J. M.
Contributor
Everett, Hugh, annotator
Date Created and/or Issued
1976
Contributing Institution
UC Irvine, Libraries, Digital Scholarship Services
Collection
Hugh Everett III Manuscripts
Rights Information
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This material is provided for private study, scholarship, or research. Transmission or reproduction of any material protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. The authors or their heirs retain their copyrights to the material. Contact the University of California, Irvine Libraries, Special Collections and Archives for more information (spcoll@uci.edu).
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Scope/Content: In 1976, a conference called "Fifty Years of Quantum Mechanics" was held at the University of Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg. It was attended by more than a dozen physicists, including a young French scientist, Jean Marc Levy-Leblond. Wheeler's presentation was called, `"Include the Observer in the Wave Function?'' Wheeler had a history of vacillating on Everett's theory, but now, 20 years after he had endorsed it in Reviews of Modern Physics, he rejected Everett's inclusion of the observer in the wave function, essentially upholding the Copenhagen interpretation. In 1977, Jean Marc Levy-Leblond wrote a letter to Everett, including a copy of a paper he had presented at the conference that compared DeWitt's and Everett's views. Everett responded by agreeing with Levy-Leblond's analysis of the differences between the two views. Everett especially liked the short spoof of foundational writing in physics (on "zipperdynamics'') that LeBlond had tacked onto the end of his paper. This document is the published version of Levy-Leblond's paper, which appeared in the journal Dialectica 30 (2/3) in 1976.
Scope/Content: This document is a photocopy of the Levy-Leblond, J. M. "Toward a Proper Quantum Theory." Dialectica 30 (2/3), 1976.
Type
text
Identifier
ark:/81235/d80c4sz5q
http://hdl.handle.net/10575/1146
Language
English
eng
Subject
Everett, Hugh III
Correspondence
Levy-Leblond, J. M.
DeWitt, Bryce S.
Relation
Hugh Everett III Correspondence

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